The National Entrepreneurship Network (NEN) plans to transform Indore and Bhopal regions into an entrepreneurship ecosystem model to create impact opportunities with entrepreneurship development as a key tool for sustainable job creation.
NEN is an initiative of Wadhwani Foundation, a philanthropic organization, formed to educate and supports student entrepreneurs.
The Vice-President of NEN Ecosystem, Ramakrishna Kalluri, said: “We are confident that by enhancing the networking and learning opportunities between startups, mentors, investors, angels, ecosystem partners and academia, we will greatly enhance the entrepreneurial growth opportunities in this region.”
The Managing Director of Wadhwani Foundation (India and Asia), Suman Sasmal, said: “Indore is an educational hub with skilled professionals while Bhopal, located in the middle of the country, provides a direct and seamless connectivity by all means of transport. Optimum utilization of the local demographic dividend would be critical for entrepreneurship development.”
Under the initiative, NEN would be providing mentoring, learning and investor connects to the start-ups of the two regions, Bureaucracy Today has learnt.